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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 32

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 32

Sticks and stones

Introducing bi-weekly editions of ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend’ is a bit like doing daily chores: no matter how hard you try to shake it up, there’s only one effective way of getting the job done. So, as usual, this unnecessary pre-amble is here to inform you that, yes, we’ve once again collated as many Push Square...

Feature: Until Dawn's PS4 Re-Reveal Looms, Here's Everything We Know

Until Dawn's PS4 Re-Reveal Looms, Here's Everything We Know

Player beware

As a member of the microscopic group that earnestly enjoyed their time with the ill-fated PlayStation Move peripheral, this editor was extremely excited for Until Dawn when it was announced at GamesCom 2012 a couple of years ago. Previous titles like Sports Champions and Tumble had proven that Sony’s motion controller was at its...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Six: Tackling the Strike's Co-Op Difficulty Spike

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Six: Tackling the Strike's Co-Op Difficulty Spike

Got your back

All the way back in the hazy days of the Destiny alpha, complaints about the download's co-op based Strike mission were rife. Many argued that it was too hard compared to the other co-op activities, while others simply put forward the opinion that the big boss enemies of this hectic challenge were far too beefy, and that their total...

Feature: We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday

We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday

Fun in the sun

Cancel your cheeky week in Barbados or Benidorm, because Push Square Sabbaticals are taking you on an all-inclusive tour of the sunniest resorts in Sony land. During your ten day stay on Planet PlayStation, you’ll visit the most tantalising tourist spots that gaming has to offer, each lovingly laying out idyllic views,...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Five: Wasting Inordinate Amounts of Time at the Tower

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Five: Wasting Inordinate Amounts of Time at the Tower

The good life

When you really stop and think about it, Destiny's hub location dubbed the Tower is a beautiful thing. In a game where essentially all you do is shoot things in the head, the Tower provides a resting place where you can enjoy some downtime between stints of slaughter. You can introduce yourself to other players, buy new equipment,...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Destiny Special

Destiny Special

Overpowered, nerf

If you haven't already noticed, Push Square has been going Destiny mad over the past week or so. We've been keeping a diary for each day of our exploits in the beta, but we thought that we'd try something a little different with today's traditional Who Would Win Wednesdays. A feature that's usually reserved for

Push Rewind: Destiny's PS4 Beta, The Last of Us Remastered Details, and More

Destiny's PS4 Beta, The Last of Us Remastered Details, and More

Change the record

With very little happening in the world of video games, you could be forgiven for labelling this week a little one note – but hey, we can only report on the things that are going on right now. And those things revolve around two titles: Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered. Yes, you’re sick of reading about them and we’re...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Three: The Crucible Presents Push Square vs. The World

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Three: The Crucible Presents Push Square vs. The World

We honestly weren't that bad

If there's anything that a modern game needs, it's a competitive multiplayer mode that's usually shoehorned into a single player title and treated like a second class component. Fortunately, Bungie is somewhat adept at crafting a solid online shooter, and it's clear that the studio's experience bleeds into Destiny's...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: The Exploration of Old Russia

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: The Exploration of Old Russia

And not a stereotype in sight

For many, Destiny's biggest draw is its promise that you can explore huge, open areas with your buddies – or even complete strangers – as you scavenge the land for some lovely new loot. And I must admit, this is also the much hyped shooter's key component for me, as well. While I'm fairly confident that the story...

Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day One: Why Wouldn't You Want to Be a Robot?

The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day One: Why Wouldn't You Want to Be a Robot?

Harder, better, faster, stronger

In the back of our minds, we all knew that it would happen. It always does. Once again, we felt the PlayStation Network creak under the weight of thousands of users trying to access the digital store and download the Destiny Beta at roughly the same time. Even Bungie's website felt the crushing demand of eager...

Talking Point: Why PS4's Christmas Offering Is Much Cleverer Than You Think

Why PS4's Christmas Offering Is Much Cleverer Than You Think

An excellent excuse

We’ve written so much about the PlayStation 4’s holiday lineup that we’re beginning to sound a little bit like a Skrillex record that has bass drops so heavy that the needle gets caught in its cavernous grooves. Much like the PlayStation 3 before it, there’s a narrative developing that Sony’s next-gen super machine is...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Teddie vs. Kuma

Teddie vs. Kuma

Round 21

Ah, good old Who Would Win Wednesdays – a feature where we pit two PlayStation personalities against each other and ask you how you think that the battle would unfold. Last time around, we had our first ever group match between the Payday Gang and the GTA V Gang. Perhaps surprisingly, it turned out to be an incredibly close contest, but...

Video: Will David Hayter Star in PS4's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain After All?

Will David Hayter Star in PS4's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain After All?

Solid theory

Metal Gear Solid overlord Hideo Kojima loves a good ruse – and we reckon that he’s up to his old tricks again. David Hayter, otherwise known as the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss, may have been rather publicly ‘replaced’ by 24 star Kiefer Sutherland in his familiar role, but is this just another Phantom Pain-esque troll from...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 31

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 31

Fruit cocktail

This particular editor may have been lost at sea and unable to steer the ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend’ ship last time around, but dry land is once again beneath your humble host’s feet, and so normal service has resumed. Not that replacement Robert Ramsey did a bad job – he actually remembered to contact the rest of the...

Video: Watch As We Recap June's Best PlayStation Games

Watch As We Recap June's Best PlayStation Games

Valiant effort

Ding dong, E3 is dead – and that means that order has been restored here at Push Square Towers. That’s right, as opposed to sitting staring intently at computer screens, we’re now all bickering over whether the Dynasty Warriors franchise is actually any good. It’s not, but it still bloomin’ made its way into our June Game of...

DLC Review: Is Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn's £24.99 Complete Bundle DLC Worth the Cost?

Is Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn's £24.99 Complete Bundle DLC Worth the Cost?

Heavy metal

Let's start with the obvious: when you've just coughed up around £30 for a game only to find that there's a £24.99 DLC bundle ready and waiting on the PlayStation Store from day one, it's hard not to feel a little robbed. Sure, it's stuff that adds to the core game, but you probably haven't even had the chance to shoot down your...